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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1966
AUTHOR: Author unknown
QUOTATION: Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.
ATTRIBUTION: Author unknown. Preamble to the constitution of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.—U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, UNESCO: Basic Documents, 7th ed., p. 9 (1965).

The UNESCO office in Washington, D.C., has identified the author of this sentence both as Clement Richard Attlee, prime minister of Great Britain, and more recently as Archibald MacLeish, chairman of the American delegation to the London conference to draw up the UNESCO constitution, which was adopted in London on November 16, 1945.
SUBJECTS: War and peace